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Campaign gifts link treasurer, law firms

From the Raleigh News & Observer:

State Treasurer Richard Moore, who has overseen the sale of $5.5 billion in bonds since he took office in 2001, has steered much of the lucrative legal bond work to the law firms of lawyers who have helped finance his political career.

Moore has raised at least $215,525 from some of North Carolina's elite law firms, including donations from some of the biggest names in state politics, according to a review of campaign finance reports filed with the State Board of Elections.

Moore, a Democrat and two-term treasurer, said he sees no problem in accepting contributions from lawyers whose firms have gotten state business. He said his main interest has been in shifting the legal bond work from Wall Street to firms in North Carolina.

News & Observer

Of course, North Carolina Treasurer Richard Moore would see nothing wrong with that kind of activity. Diane Feinsten saw nothing wrong until she was exposed, then "retired" from her Senate Committee that oversaw many contracts that went to her husband.


The Silence of the Democrats is Profound.

VP Dick Cheney was once associated with a company called Halliburton, and the Democrats have been howling about that for well-nigh six years now.


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